With over 30 years of professional experience, Derek serves as Senior Project Manager, leading design development user group meetings, coordinating with team members and consultants, directing construction document coordination and conducting code research/compliance. Derek joined ESa in 1992, and earned his Bachelor or Architecture degree from the University of Arkansas in 1983.

Derek coordinates job production, activity and progress on many of ESa’s larger projects. He has experience on a wide variety of projects—new hospitals, healthcare facility renovations/additions, office buildings and multi-family residential and commercial buildings. Derek believes that excellent client service is “providing good, responsive design that creates repeat business.”

He is a member of the AIA and NCARB certified, and Derek’s personal design philosophy is to “listen to the client, understand the project and try to keep it simple.” Derek is inspired to come to work each day because of the sense of job satisfaction, and his “love of creating architecture and the respect given to all” is why he works as ESa, in particular. When not in the office, Derek enjoys travel, photography, cooking and spending quality time with his wife and pets.